prize to Joseph J. Felcone for his book Printing in New Jersey 1754-1800: A Descriptive Bibliography (fwd EXLIBRIS)

Karen Reeds Discussion

It's great to know this important piece of NJ history scholarship  has been recognized with an award. 

Karen Reeds, PhD, FLS 

Peter Kalm’s New Jersey, 1748-1751
NJ350 Publication Initiative grant, New Jersey Historical Commission 
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Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:24:25 -0400
From: "Oak Knoll" <>
Subject: ["EXLIBRIS-L"] New Jersey bibliography wins BSA Mercantile Prize

The Bibliographical Society of America has awarded the 2014 St. Louis
Mercantile Library Prize for outstanding scholarship in the bibliography of
American history and literature to Joseph J. Felcone for his book Printing
in New Jersey 1754-1800: A Descriptive Bibliography (American Antiquarian
Society, 2012). Established in 2008 and awarded every three years, the prize
brings a cash award and a year's membership in the Society.

The Book

Printing in New Jersey 1754-1800: A Descriptive Bibliography is a detailed
catalogue of 1,265 books, pamphlets, periodicals, newspapers, and broadsides
- all of the known products of every eighteenth-century New Jersey press.
About of quarter of the imprints described are recorded here for the first
time and the extensive annotations are full of new information gleaned from
archival sources.  The book also includes items that may have been printed
in New Jersey, works which had been incorrectly attributed to New Jersey
presses, and rich back-matter including three appendixes, an extensive list
of sources, and three indexes. Thanks to the design by Jerry Kelly, this
bibliography is both beautiful and easy to use.

Joseph J. Felcone has spent a lifetime collecting, studying, and writing
about New Jersey books and the early New Jersey book trade. To compile this
comprehensive work, he visited and fully surveyed 115 libraries, from the
major repositories in the United States and England to county and local
historical societies in New Jersey, and physically examined and recorded
every eighteenth-century New Jersey imprint.

Printing in New Jersey was published in 2012 by the American Antiquarian
Society ( and is available through Oak Knoll
Press (

For further information on the St. Louis Mercantile Library Prize and other
prizes and fellowships awarded by the Bibliographical Society of America

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